Chikuzen Province

 

Chikuzen Province
Chikuzen Province in 1868.

Chikuzen Province

Chikuzen Province (筑前国) was an old Province of Japan. It is now in modern day Fukuoka Prefecture.1

Around the 700’s AD the waka poet Yamanoue no Okura became Governor of this province.2

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai. (2005) “1000 Poems from the Manyōshū: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

Former Provinces of Japan
KinaiIzumi * Kawachi * Settsu * Yamashiro * Yamato
TōsandōDewa * Hida * Kōzuke * Mino * Mutsu * Omi * Shimotsuke * Shinano
HokurikudōEchigo * Echizen * Etchū * Kaga * Koshi * Wakasa
San’indōHōki * Inaba * Izumo * Tajima * Tamba * Tango
TōkaidōIse * Kai * Kazusa * Mikawa * Owari * Sagami * Shimōsa * Suruga * Tōtōmi
NankaidōAwa * Iyo * Kii * Sanuki * Tosa
San’yōdōAki * Harima * Mimasaka
SaikaidaōBungo * Chikuzen * Hizen * Hyūga * Iki * Tsushima
Pre-Taihō CodeKibi

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Chikuzen Province